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The Exeter Award

Enhance your employability


  • combine subjects not otherwise possible at Exeter
  • cross-subject degrees to suit your interests and career ambitions
  • leads to a named degree title of the subjects you study
  • study two subjects, or sometimes three
  • create your own themed pathway
  • vary the proportion of the subjects each year
  • add vocational elements to your studies
  • opportunities for study and work abroad


Final year programme - Flexible Combined Honours

Dizin - Iran's top skiing resortTwo compulsory Persian language modules are taken:

  • Advanced Persian language I - ARA3144 (15 credits)
  • Advanced Persian language II - ARA3145 (15 credits)

and modules are chosen from those available, e.g.:

  • Dissertation - ARA3106 (30 credits)
  • Nationalisms in the Middle East - ARA3129 (15 credits)
  • Islam and Persianate Culture in South Asia - ARA3141 (15 credits)
  • Britain in the Middle East, 1798-1977 - ARA3162 (15 credits)
  • Politics and Reform in the Gulf - ARA3163 (15 credits)
  • The Politics of Empire in the Middle East - POL3152 (30 credits) - offered by the Politics department

to make a total of 60 credits in this half of the overall Flexible Combined Honours degree programme.

Persian department – Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS)